Timber Flooring

Trends in Timber Flooring

November 21, 2017 The Amateurs Digest 0

With the help of interior design experts Light Design, we have created your full guide to trends in timber flooring.

If you’re looking at a way to revitalise the atmosphere and design in your home, then a change in the flooring is a great way to do it. There have been some definitive trends towards the use of timber flooring as a way to break out of the carpet and tile styles that have dominated the markets for so long.

Darker Stained Timber Floors – if you’re looking for some amazing contrasts of white walls or even white furnishings then a timber floor of coffee brown or even a deep black will do the trick. Dark floors tend to make the room look smaller and also show the dust more, so it’s an option for a larger room.

Timber Floor Colour Trends

Not everybody likes the darker stained timber so there has been a lean towards homeowners moving away from traditional colours and looking at a bolder impact that different woods might offer.

Blonde Timber Floor – this colour is quite the opposite extreme, but very popular as it can make a small room look much larger and brighter, especially if you have some large window space allowing in the natural light. Check with your supplier about what light-coloured wood is available.

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7 Benefits of a Majilis Style Lounge

August 21, 2017 The Amateurs Digest 0

A Majilis style lounge is a design that springs from Arabian culture and can be seen in the superyacht White Rabbit, designed by Sam Sorgiovanni, as well as in some of the many other yachts he has designed. It basically caters to the Arabian way of relaxation, which is to recline rather than sit.

The lounges have no legs but sit directly on the floor and are placed around three sides of the room, leaving the middle clear so people can communicate easily. However, very low tables may be included for those who find them necessary.

The Majilis style lounge is made from foam and includes comfortable cushions and dividers. The materials covering the foam are usually crafted in the kind of beautiful, rich colours that are often seen in such setting.

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Advantages to Expect From Hiring the Best Removalist in Your Area

June 1, 2017 The Amateurs Digest 0

Are you planning to move to a new home or relocate to a new city in Australia? If so, if you listen to Brilliance Removalists Brisbane moving your things will be one of the most cumbersome and difficult tasks you will do. You may think that you can handle this on your own, but the truth is that you are likely to make costly mistakes. Instead of trying to do-it-yourself, you should hire professional removalists in your area. Besides keeping you from too much stress, these experts can also protect you from injuries. Seeking professional advice and help can make your transit easy, safe and enjoyable.

A reputable service provider who has a strategic office, a website, and a business permit is extremely safe to work with. They can help you pack your belongings safely to avoid damage during transit. To ensure an organized and safe packing, the best service providers offer tapes, wrapping papers, bubble wraps, shrink wraps, and strings. If you don’t want to provide packing boxes and other packing stuff, the selected removalists company can take care of everything. Their main goal is to make sure that packed goods are safe from wear and tear during transportation.  As some companies are extremely experienced and handle movement of belongings every single day, you can trust them with good handling of your possessions. They can do diligent planning, packing, and transportation.

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4 Reasons to Consider Stone Wall Cladding

May 18, 2016 The Amateurs Digest 0

Whether you are building a new home or you’re planning a renovation, one way to enhance your home is with the addition of stone cladding. Cladding is the material used on the exterior walls, but stone can also be used for interior walls, especially as a feature wall to take your home from ordinary to outstanding.

Stone is one of the oldest building materials there is. The difference these days is in the tools that are used to cut it. Such tools were never even heard of years ago and enable stone to be cut more precisely and with different edges than yesteryear. Crushed stone can also be mixed with concrete to create a wall with the same appearance and properties of stone, but at a more affordable price. This is known as reconstituted stone.

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Why Scaffolding Should be Designed and Erected by Professionals

October 7, 2015 The Amateurs Digest 0

Scaffolding is a dangerous place to be when it is high up and you are using power tools, but there is one way to make it a lot safer and that is to have it made by a professional scaffold hire company. There is a great deal involved in making scaffold. It has to be strong enough to withstand the weight of workers, their tools and often the building materials as well. If it is not, accidents are likely to occur that can cause serious injury or worse.

It is not only strength that is important; it has to be stable as well. If it is not properly supported both at the base and as it rises high into the sky, it will not be able to stand erect. Once it starts to topple over, nothing can stop it and again, the workers will suffer.

Builders are not experienced scaffolders

While building companies may hire the most experienced, well-trained and professional builders, that doesn’t mean to say they know anything about building or erecting scaffold. This is quite different from building any high-rise. Even though it may seem just like bolting lengths of steel together, there are many more elements that must be considered to ensure safety.

The type of scaffold needed, whether it will be supported by the surface it stands on or by the building itself – or both – and what load it must carry are all important considerations. In fact, the design of the scaffold should be done by an engineer to ensure it is strong enough to do the job safely. It’s only as the scaffold goes up safely that the building company can go ahead with their work.

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Upgrading Your Floor on Budget

February 8, 2015 The Amateurs Digest 0

The floor of the home gets constant wear and tear, especially if you have children and inside pets. Carpet especially tends to wear and age quickly when it is in a high traffic area. The floor is a part of the house that is very visible, so if yours is making you think of calling a removal company like Brilliance Removalists, why not upgrade? It will really make a big difference to the look and feel of your home – and add value into the bargain.

There are many flooring choices; some of them more budget friendly than others. For instance, these days vinyl floor coverings come in many grades and the more expensive ones are top quality, durable and look great – and are still cheaper than other kinds of flooring.  If you choose one that should be glued down, there will be no buckling when the weather gets hotter, as you find in some of the loose lay types.

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Using Glass for Your Home Renovations

January 27, 2010 The Amateurs Digest 0

If you are renovating your bathroom, choosing frameless glass showerscreens is one way to add value simply and quickly. Glass can also be used in other rooms. Kitchen glass splashbacks are now very popular as they too have several benefits.

The bathroom project experts at completebathroomsolutions.com.au have come up with 4 benefits you will find with glass shower screens: Here they are –

  • Often a bathroom is enhanced by a feature wall of special tiles, but this can be spoiled by a solid shower screen protruding across the area. When you walk into the bathroom you want that feature wall to be highly visible. If part of it is concealed by the shower screen the effect will be spoiled. Frameless glass will allow the full effect to be enjoyed.
  • Glass is a product that will never go out of fashion, so your bathroom will not ‘date’ over the years.
  • Glass shower screens make a small area look bigger as they allow the eye to travel to the full extent of the room, rather than being blocked by a lump of tile jutting out or even a shower curtain, both of which break visual flow. And if you are lucky enough to have a large area your bathroom will look absolutely stunning.
  • Glass is durable and easy to clean – with no frame it is even easier.

Considering the amount of cleaning that must be done in the house, knowing that the bathroom will be one of the easier rooms to clean is sure to please anyone.

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Advantages of Equipment to Hire for Your Home Renovation

May 28, 2009 The Amateurs Digest 0

Many larger home renovations need the kind of tools that the home handyman may not have stashed away in the garage. They are both too costly to buy and take up too much room to store. Purchasing them outright would add considerably to the cost of renovation, especially if they were never used again. This is where equipment hire can save you.

If you are adding a deck, verandah or room, or building a gazebo or carport on a block that has sloping ground you will need to level it first unless you want to use piers to hold the floor. Otherwise, an excavator will be needed to do the work of removing all the soil and putting it somewhere else useful, such as building up a garden bed.

When you hire an excavator it will most likely also be necessary to hire the operator. There is a lot of difference in just driving the equipment and operating it properly to do the job required. Luckily, most hire companies also provide operators when needed. This saves you a steep learning curve and the many potential problems inherent in not being able to handle the equipment properly due to lack of experience.

Dingos, skid steer loaders and augers are all the types of equipment that you may need when doing a renovation on your home. Augers are particularly good for when you need to fence the block or the drive. You can dig many postholes in an hour of working with the auger and still feel fresh enough to play with the kids in the evening. If you were to dig them with a crowbar and shovel it would take all day, give you a bad back and blister your hands.

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